GEICO to host Facebook career fair for college students and grads on Nov. 4-5

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 28, 2013 – If you're on the hunt for your first job or a new career, GEICO would "like" you to join us for an interactive career fair on Facebook Nov. 4-5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST.

GEICO's college recruiters will be signed in and ready to talk about exciting entry-level career opportunities at GEICO, including the company's two fast-track leadership programs for college graduates. Job seekers can connect to a recruiter by posting a question on the GEICO Careers wall or by sending a friend request and initiating a one-on-one chat.

"Because of our tremendous growth, GEICO has outstanding opportunities in many career tracks and leadership programs, and we're excited to share them with job seekers in this innovative way," said Joel Jones, GEICO's director of corporate recruiting. "Our recruiters have found Facebook to be a fantastic tool to engage job seekers from across the country, and they're looking forward to 'meeting' more qualified candidates."

GEICO will provide a list of all open positions via a live "We're Hiring" tab, and offer potential new hires a look inside the company through photos and videos.

After the Facebook fair, GEICO will take the conversation to Twitter. On Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST, GEICO will co-host a Twitter chat with SUNY Stony Brook's career center. The hour will be spent discussing best practices for using social media to find job leads and connect with employers. Students, alumni, career professionals and job seekers are encouraged to attend. Attendees are asked to follow and use the hashtag #SocialJobChat in their tweets.

Through its recruiting efforts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites, GEICO earlier this year was ranked No. 11 among major companies for using social media for talent communication by Stockholm-based global research firm Potentialpark. The GEICO Careers page was ranked No. 3 overall in Potentialpark's 2013 Top Employer Web Benchmark study.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 14 million private passenger customers and insures more than 23 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

Using GEICO's online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

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